Painted Poppies Watercolour Card

Hello and welcome to the Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop! This month we are creating projects using our three favourite Stampin’ Up! Colours. For me, these are: Highland Heather, Seaside Spray and Rococo Rose. It’s so hard to choose though! What are your favourites?

If you would prefer to watch me create the card simply scroll to the end of this blog post where you can watch my video tutorial.

For my project I decided to use the Painted Poppies Stamp Set…

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Basic Black cardstock and this is followed by a layer of Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper.

Six of the images from the Painted Poppies Stamp Set are stamped in Stazon Jet Black ink. Water was applied to the images using the Large tip Aqua Painter and then ink applied using the Medium tip Aqua Painter. I use small Clear Blocks as make-shift palettes!

Once the water and ink is dried (use a Heat Tool if you’re in a hurry but don’t forget it may move the ink a little), I used a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to create splatters all across the card front. This is a great technique if you feel you have a little too much white space but don’t want to distract from your focal images too much.

The sentiment is from the Label Me Bold Stamp Set and is stamped three times in Stazon Jet Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock. These are cut out using Paper Snips and adhered to the card using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (even these tiny ones need cutting in half for this!).

I hope you like my project. Don’t forget to carry on hopping to see what inspiration my Stamptastic Friends have for you…

Happy crafting, h x

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The content of this Blog, Youtube video, website, or other internet, or written, medium is the sole responsibility of Helen Chapman as an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator (UK) and the use of and content of classes, services or products offered is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!® My original designs are displayed for your enjoyment and inspiration. Please do NOT use any of my original designs for publication, contests or anything that may be in competition with me or Stampin’ Up!®

Sailing Home Anniversary Card

Hello and welcome! I recently needed an Anniversary Card with a fresh, masculine feel. I decided to use the Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home Stamp Set and combine it with a bit of ‘random’ watercolouring! Here’s how it turned out…

If you would prefer to watch me make the card, simply scroll to the end of this blog post where you can watch my video tutorial.

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Whisper White Thick cardstock and this is followed by a slightly smaller layer of Pacific Point cardstock. I have then cut a layer of Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper which will become the main card front.

A number of the images from the Sailing Home Stamp Set are stamped across the watercolour paper using Versamark ink. I have then heat embossed using White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I did the same with the sentiment which is from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms Stamp Set.

I next applied water to the areas I wanted to colour using an Aqua Painter. I used three small Clear Acrylic Blocks as palettes for Night of Navy, Pacific Point and Balmy Blue ink. The ink was applied to the wet paper using an Aqua Painter. I also flicked the Aqua Painter to give a few splatters in the white space of the card front.

What do you think? I hope you like it!

If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Would you like to create this card yourself? You can purchase any of the items used (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual links below. The links will take you straight to my online shop.

Happy crafting, h x

Product list…

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The content of this Blog, Youtube video, website, or other internet, or written, medium is the sole responsibility of Helen Chapman as an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator (UK) and the use of and content of classes, services or products offered is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!® My original designs are displayed for your enjoyment and inspiration. Please do NOT use any of my original designs for publication, contests or anything that may be in competition with me or Stampin’ Up!®

Ornate Thanks Card

Welcome to week 3 of my Stampin’ Up! Pear Pizzazz Colour Challenge. If you missed weeks 1 and 2 you can find them here (week 1 and week 2).

This week I would like to share with you a card I created using the Early Release Ornate Thanks stamp set. To find out more about the Ornate Garden Suite Early Release click here.

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Whisper White Thick cardstock. I have then taken a piece of Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper and applied water using an Aqua Painter. Using Clear Blocks as palettes, I applied Pear Pizzazz, Coastal Cabana and Flirty Flamingo ink to the wet paper and blended slightly.

Once the paper was dry, I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and cut out using one of the Ornate Layers dies. The sentiment piece was adhered to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I cut a length of Bermuda Bay Mini Striped Ribbon (sorry – I thought it was Coastal Cabana at the time!), folded it in half an attached to the sentiment piece using a Mini Library Clip. To add interest and help to keep the ribbon in place, I tied a length of Silver Metallic Thread around it.

The final touch is provided with a few Basic Rhinestone Jewels.

The Ornate Garden Suite is so versatile and will be available from 1st April so keep checking back for more information. If you can’t wait until then, you could always join my team and add the Suite (or your favourite parts) to your Starter Kit! Email me for more details or click here to join.

Next time…

Next week Pear Pizzazz will be combined with Garden Green and Poppy Parade – join me then for more inspiration.

If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

If you would like to purchase any of the items used in today’s project (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) simply click here or on the individual links to head straight to my online shop. Note: I will update the links once the Ornate Garden Suite is available to purchase.

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The content of this Blog, Youtube video, website, or other internet, or written, medium is the sole responsibility of Helen Chapman as an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator (UK) and the use of and content of classes, services or products offered is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!® My original designs are displayed for your enjoyment and inspiration. Please do NOT use any of my original designs for publication, contests or anything that may be in competition with me or Stampin’ Up!®

Love What You Do Card

Today I wanted to share with you the cards I create as my swaps for the latest Stampin’ Up! Team Meeting I attended. The swap theme was Floral and I decided to use the Love What You Do Stamp Set because we sometimes forget the Annual Catalogue in the excitement of the Mini Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration. I love swapping inspiration at Team Meetings because you receive projects using products you don’t have and in styles different to your own. I keep all the swaps I receive to use for future inspiration and to show my customers.

Let’s make it…

The card base was created from Whisper White Thick cardstock. I then heat embossed the ‘It’s a Beautiful Day’ sentiment multiple times in gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, directly onto the card base.

For the main card front, I cut a piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock and a slightly smaller piece of Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper. I heat embossed the floral image in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder onto the watercolour paper.

I wet the watercolour paper using an Aqua Painter and then used a Clear Block as a palette to apply Rich Razzleberry ink, also using the Aqua Painter, over and around the flower image. Once dry the watercolour paper was then layered onto the Rich Razzleberry cardstock and then onto the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The final touch is provided with a few Gold Metallic Pearls.

Watercolouring is such an effective technique and it is deceptively simple to create a basic watercolour wash. Why not grab some Fluid 100 and give it a go yourself?

If you would like to purchase any of the items used in today’s project (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) simply click here or on the individual links below to head straight to my online shop.

If you would like to join in the fun of Stampin’ Up! Team Meetings you can join my team here. Plus if you join before 31st March there are even more perks! Find out more.

Happy crafting, h x

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The content of this Blog, Youtube video, website, or other internet, or written, medium is the sole responsibility of Helen Chapman as an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator (UK) and the use of and content of classes, services or products offered is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!® My original designs are displayed for your enjoyment and inspiration. Please do NOT use any of my original designs for publication, contests or anything that may be in competition with me or Stampin’ Up!®